Frank Dancevic

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Frank Dancevic
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Birthdate September 26, 1984
Birthplace Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
From Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Height 6’1” (1,85m)
Style of play Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Turned pro 2003
Retired 2019
Best ATP singles ranking No. 65 (September 10, 2007)
Best ATP doubles ranking No. 175 (January 28, 2008)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Frank Dancevic (born September 26, 1984 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 65 on September 10, 2007 and a career-high ATP doubles ranking of No. 175 on January 28, 2008.

In 2001, on the junior circuit, he won the Wimbledon doubles title and reached the Australian Open doubles final. Dancevic has reached two ATP singles finals, in 2007 in Indianapolis and in 2009 in Eastbourne. Also in 2007, he reached the ATP doubles final in Tokyo. He advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2007 Rogers Cup in Montréal. He competed in singles at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, losing in the first round to the 9th seed Stan Wawrinka. In 2011, Dancevic became the first player, in one calendar year, to enter the main draw of all four Grand Slams by playing the qualifying competition for each event. He was named Male Player of the Year by Tennis Canada in 2006 and received the Davis Cup Commitment Award in 2014. He retired in 2019.

Dancevic's father is John and mother Doris. His mother is Québécoise, from Rouyn-Noranda, and his father is Serbian who originates from Apatin in Serbia. Dancevic has three younger sisters, Monika, born in 1986, who completed her NCAA tennis career at the University of Georgia in 2009. She was the NCAA number 35 ranked singles player as a sophomore for the Bulldogs in 2006–07 and has been ranked by the WTA as high as World No. 775. Also, Sonja and Kristina who are twins and born in 1989. Frank is married to Serbian model Nikolina Bojić. They married in September 2013 in a Serbian Orthodox church in his father's hometown of Apatin. In 2017, he was named captain of the Canadian Davis Cup team.

ATP career finals

Singles: 2 (2 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Olympic Games (0–0)
ATP Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP 500 (0–0)
ATP International Series /
ATP 250 (0–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2007 Indianapolis Tennis Championships, United States International Series Hard Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 4–6, 5–7
Loss 0–2 Jun 2009 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom 250 Series Grass Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 3–6, 6–7(5–7)

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Olympic Games (0–0)
ATP Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP 500 (0–1)
ATP International Series /
ATP 250 (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2007 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Japan International Series Gold Hard Stephen Huss (AUS) Jordan Kerr (AUS)
Robert Lindstedt (SWE)
4–6, 4–6

ATP Challenger Tour finals

Singles: 17 (8 titles, 9 runners-up)

Titles by surface
Hard (6–6)
Clay (1–3)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2003 Granby, Canada $50,000 Hard Eric Taino (USA) 7–6(12–10), 6–1
Win 2–0 Jul 2003 Lexington, United States $50,000 Hard Petr Kralert (CZE) 7–5, 6–4
Loss 2–1 Jul 2004 Aptos, United States $50,000 Hard Kevin Kim (USA) 6–7(2–7), 3–6
Loss 2–2 Nov 2005 Boston, United States $75,000 Hard (i) Paul Goldstein (USA) 7–5, 5–7, 3–6
Win 3–2 Jan 2006 Waikoloa, United States $50,000 Hard Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 6–7(15–17), 6–2, 6–2
Loss 3–3 Feb 2006 Besançon, France $100,000 Hard (i) Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 3–6, 4–6
Loss 3–4 May 2006 Atlanta, United States $25,000 Clay Diego Hartfield (ARG) 5–7, 0–6
Win 4–4 Jul 2006 Granby, Canada (2) $50,000 Hard Tobias Clemens (GER) 6–7(2–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–3
Loss 4–5 Apr 2007 Paget, Bermuda $100,000 Clay Mariano Zabaleta (ARG) 5–7, 7–5, 3–6
Win 5–5 Jun 2008 Surbiton, United Kingdom $50,000 Grass Kevin Anderson (RSA) 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 5–6 Sep 2008 Lubbock, United States $50,000 Hard John Isner (USA) 6–7(2–7), 6–4, 2–6
Win 6–6 Mar 2012 Dallas, United States $125,000 Hard Igor Andreev (RUS) 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Loss 6–7 Apr 2012 Tallahassee, United States $50,000 Hard Tim Smyczek (USA) 5–7, retired
Win 7–7 Jul 2013 Granby, Canada (3) $50,000 Hard Lukáš Lacko (SVK) 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
Loss 7–8 May 2014 Tallahassee, United States $50,000 Clay Robby Ginepri (USA) 3–6, 4–6
Win 8–8 Jun 2014 Košice, Slovakia $40,000 Clay Norbert Gombos (SVK) 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Loss 8–9 Mar 2015 Drummondville, Canada $50,000 Hard (i) John-Patrick Smith (AUS) 7–6(13–11), 6–7(3–7), 5–7

Doubles: 9 (2 titles, 7 runners-up)

Titles by surface
Hard (2–7)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2004 Granby, Canada $50,000 Hard Brian Baker (USA) Harel Levy (ISR)
Davide Sanguinetti (ITA)
6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 1–1 Jul 2005 Granby, Canada $50,000 Hard Philip Bester (CAN) Johan Landsberg (SWE)
Lu Yen-hsun (TPE)
6–4, 6–7(5–7), 5–7
Loss 1–2 Nov 2008 Louisville, United States $50,000 Hard (i) Dušan Vemić (SRB) Prakash Amritraj (IND)
Jesse Levine (USA)
3–6, 6–7(10–12)
Win 2–2 Jul 2013 Lexington, United States $50,000 Hard Peter Polansky (CAN) Bradley Klahn (USA)
Michael Venus (NZL)
7–5, 6–3
Loss 2–3 Nov 2014 Champaign, United States $50,000 Hard (i) Adil Shamasdin (CAN) Ross William Guignon (USA)
Tim Kopinski (USA)
6–7(2–7), 2–6
Loss 2–4 Feb 2015 Wrocław, Poland $100,000 Hard (i) Andriej Kapaś (POL) Philipp Petzschner (GER)
Tim Pütz (GER)
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Loss 2–5 Mar 2015 Drummondville, Canada $50,000 Hard (i) Frank Moser (GER) Philip Bester (CAN)
Chris Guccione (AUS)
4–6, 6–7(6–8)
Loss 2–6 Jul 2015 Winnetka, United States $50,000 Hard Sekou Bangoura (USA) Johan Brunström (SWE)
Nicholas Monroe (USA)
6–4, 3–6, [8–10]
Loss 2–7 Nov 2016 Ortisei, Italy $75,000 Hard (i) Marko Tepavac (SRB) Kevin Krawietz (GER)
Albano Olivetti (FRA)
4–6, 4–6

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 12 (7 titles, 5 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $25,000 tournaments (1–0)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (3–3)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (3–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (4–4)
Clay (3–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 May 2002 USA F12, Tampa $15,000 Clay José de Armas (VEN) 6–7(6–8), 7–5, 4–6
Win 1–1 Jan 2003 USA F1, Tampa $10,000 Hard Wolfgang Schranz (AUT) 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Loss 1–2 Jan 2003 USA F2, Kissimmee $10,000 Hard Matias Boeker (USA) 2–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 1–3 Jun 2003 Canada F1, Mississauga $10,000 Hard Rameez Junaid (AUS) 2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win 2–3 Jun 2003 Canada F2, Montréal $10,000 Hard Huntley Montgomery (USA) 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Loss 2–4 Mar 2004 France F5, Poitiers $15,000 Hard (i) Uros Vico (ITA) 6–7(6–8), 4–6
Win 3–4 Sep 2015 Canada F8, Calgary $15,000 Hard Gonzalo Escobar (ECU) 6–4, 6–3
Win 4–4 Sep 2015 Canada F9, Toronto $15,000 Clay Tennys Sandgren (USA) 7–5, 6–3
Win 5–4 Sep 2015 Canada F10, Toronto $15,000 Hard Sanam Singh (IND) 6–3, 6–2
Loss 5–5 Sep 2015 Canada F11, Markham $15,000 Hard Sanam Singh (IND) 4–6, 2–6
Win 6–5 May 2016 Bosnia and Herzegovina F2, Brčko $10,000 Clay Kristijan Mesaroš (CRO) 6–4, 3–6, 6–0
Win 7–5 Sep 2016 Canada F7, Toronto (2) $25,000 Clay Ivan Endara (ECU) 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3)

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $25,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (1–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jan 2003 USA F1, Tampa $10,000 Hard Simon Larose (CAN) Benjamin Cassaigne (FRA)
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK)
6–3, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Jun 2003 Canada F1, Mississauga $10,000 Hard Ryan Russell (JAM) Trace Fielding (USA)
Andrew Nisker (CAN)
4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Loss 1–2 May 2016 Bosnia and Herzegovina F2, Brčko $10,000 Clay Nebojša Perić (SRB) Lucas Miedler (AUT)
David Pichler (AUT)
2–6, 6–4, [6–10]

Junior Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2001 Australian Open Hard Giovanni Lapentti (ECU) Ytai Abougzir (USA)
Luciano Vitullo (ARG)
4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 2001 Wimbledon Grass Giovanni Lapentti (ECU) Bruno Echagaray (MEX)
Santiago González (MEX)
6–1, 6–4

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q2 Q3 Q3 2R 1R 1R A 1R A Q1 1R Q1 Q1 A Q2 0 / 5 1–5 17%
French Open A A A Q1 Q1 1R Q1 A 1R 1R Q3 Q3 Q1 A A A 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Wimbledon A Q1 Q2 1R 2R 2R 1R Q1 1R A Q2 2R Q1 A Q1 A 0 / 6 3–6 33%
US Open Q2 Q2 Q2 Q2 1R 1R Q1 Q3 1R Q1 2R 1R A Q2 Q3 A 0 / 5 1–5 17%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–3 1–4 0–2 0–0 0–4 0–1 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 19 5–19 21%

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
French Open A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0
US Open A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 2 0–2 0%

Wins over top-10 opponents

Dancevic has a 2–13 (13%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.

Wins over top-10 opponents per season
Season 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
No. Opponent Rank Event Surface Round Score Dancevic
Rank
2007
1. Andy Roddick (USA) 5 Indianapolis Tennis Championships, United States Hard SF 6–4, 7–6(7–1) 109
2008
2. David Nalbandian (ARG) 7 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass 1R 6–4, 6–2, 6–4 95

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